Brad Treliving hired GM TOR

Brad Treliving was hired as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

The 53-year-old replaces Kyle Dubas, who was told May 18 that he would not return as GM.

"I am very excited and honored to join the Toronto Maple Leafs as general manager," Treliving said. "I would like to thank Brendan (Shanahan, Maple Leafs president), MLSE (Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment) and its board for their support throughout this process. I'm thrilled to join an Original Six team and recognize how much the Maple Leafs mean to this community. This is a very exciting day for my family and I."

Treliving arrives after nine seasons as Calgary Flames GM. During his tenure, the Flames went 362-265-73, but made it past the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs twice and had five coaches: Bob Hartley, Glen Gulutzan, Bill Peters, Geoff Ward and Darryl Sutter.

New Maple Leafs GM Brad Treliving speaks on new job

Prior to joining the Flames, Treliving was vice president of hockey operations and assistant GM of the Arizona Coyotes for seven seasons.

"I'm very pleased to welcome Brad into the Maple Leafs organization," Shanahan said. "Brad brings a wealth of knowledge from his years of experience as a general manager and hockey executive in Calgary, Arizona and beyond. He has earned tremendous respect amongst his peers throughout his years in the NHL and has built excellent relationships at all levels within the game. We are confident that Brad's leadership and strategic vision will elevate the Maple Leafs in our continued pursuit of a championship."

After the Flames failed to qualify for the playoffs this season, the two sides mutually agreed April 17 that Treliving would not return. Video: New Maple Leafs GM Brad Treliving speaks on new job on May 23.

Dubas' five-year contract will expire June 30 after the two sides were unable to reach an agreement.

"No, I wouldn't characterize it as breaking down over money," Shanahan said May 19. "Knowing and recognizing on Monday after the (end-of-season) availability, when a general manager is playing out the last year of his contract, there's always the contingency that you might need a new general manager, he might choose to go to another team. I think I felt I had got a little bit closer and had some indications we were going to work this out."

The Maple Leafs were 221-109-42 in five seasons under Dubas but won one playoff series, a six-game victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2023 Eastern Conference First Round. They lost the second round in five games to the Florida Panthers after going 50-21-11 in the regular season. independent correspondent Dave McCarthy contributed to this report